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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An explosive mine laid usually just below the surface of the ground.
  • n. Informal A concealed yet incipient crisis.

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  • n. A mine that is placed on land and designed to explode when stepped upon or touched.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over

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